Adam Tafau

I thrive in environments where I can motivate, inspire, and equip others to achieve their potential.  This role puts me in front of an audience where I can engage with tomorrows leaders and give them the opportunity to create their pathway to greatness.


As an AUT Bachelor of Dance graduate, I have had experiences across many industries.  I have worked in Cancer Research in Boston USA, where I also completed a master’s degree in Exercise Science, and since returned home to work within not-for-profit organisations to implement community health initiatives.

A common theme throughout my professional career is that I’ve always been driven to help people, which is why I am so passionate about working for AUT.  Everyday I am given the opportunity to help others, by inspiring and educating them so they can make an informed decision.  MY AUT journey has taken me from student, to curious graduate making his mark in the world – and back to AUT as a staff member.

About me

I am originally from Tokoroa and have always had a passion for travel and exercise.  I lived in Boston for 5 years where I worked, played rugby and grew my obsession for food.  If I’m not enjoying the outdoors or the beach, you will find me cooking in the kitchen.  One day you will eventually see me on Master Chef.

Student Recruitment Advisor


Adam Tafau

Phone: (09) 921 9222
Mobile: 021 925 312

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